The O’Reilly Team’s Velocity ’09 conference was held June 22-24 in San Jose, California.
Several ‘Web celebrities’ spoke about Cloud Computing, a theme picked up by some lesser-known gurus as well.
That is the case of Jeremie, an R&D Engineer at Exalead, who was chosen as a speaker for an Ignite session.
What is an Ignite session? It’s a session in which each speaker has 5 minutes to talk about a technical Web-related issue, with 20 slides that rotate automatically every 15 seconds – before an audience composed of fellow “geeks,” of course.
Jeremie thus spoke for 5 minutes on a trendy topic in data storage solutions: “key value stores”. This data storage system appears to be more efficient than traditional relational database management systems, but it is also more simplistic. According to Jeremie’s point of view, one should be vigilant regarding the immaturity of some of these solutions. Moreover, they make data cross-referencing more complicated, and they cannot be used for every type of application. These simple tools have been created for very specific needs (e.g., there are key value stores in Exalead’s low index layers).
Here is Jeremie’s session at Ignite Velocity 09: